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Apprentice Parts Advisor - Somerset County Cars Somerset County Cars Ltd

You will monitor stock levels and stock control and liaise with customers, retail, trade and internal. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    29 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001731033

  • Positions

    1 available

If you enjoy working with people, like the idea of working hard to meet customer’s needs, enjoy working with computers and communication systems, then this is an exciting opportunity for you.

The Apprentice Parts Advisor coordinates all parts sales to ensure that customers and Technicians are always able to have the parts they require when they need them.

This involves:

  • Using the company’s sophisticated computer system to log stock movements and produce orders
  • Liaising with colleagues and customers
  • Developing selling skills to improve parts sales performance and dealing with enquiries from both trade and retail customers

Your apprenticeship will last approximately 2 years. During this time you will attend block release training at the Toyota/Lexus Academy near Derby for 12 weeks. For the remaining weeks you will be working full time in a The Dealerships Parts Department.

A competent Parts Advisor has many transferable skills. As a fully qualified Parts Advisor, you will have access to further development opportunities within the company.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer literate
  • Well organised
  • Ability to deal with different types of customers

Personal qualities

  • Outgoing
  • Good listener
  • Team player
  • Willing to study hard

Desired qualifications

  • Ideally you will be have or be predicted good GCSEs in English, maths and science (or equivalent qualifications) although these are not essential. You must however be literate and numerate

Future prospects

  • As a fully qualified Toyota parts advisor, you will have access to further development opportunities within the company

Things to consider

Plus points:

  • If you find people interesting; enjoy working with computers and related systems and enjoy a fast paced, constantly challenging environment

Possible negative points:

  • This is a sales and marketing role. It requires focus and an ability to work very well with people from a variety of backgrounds
  • You will be expected to work Saturdays on a rota basis

About the employer

Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd is the United Kingdom manufacturing operation of Toyota, established in 1989. With their committed respect for people and continuous improvement, they are committed to helping our employees and the staff within our dealer network get the best out of the company and each other. Working across both the Toyota and Lexus brands, they believe our passionate, enthusiastic and talented people are key to our continuing success.

With over 170 dealerships across the UK, Toyota is one of the leading motor vehicle manufacturers and the sales performance over the past decade has consolidated the UK’s position as one of Toyota’s strongest European markets.  

Employer

Somerset County Cars Ltd

Address

142

Priorswood Road

Taunton

TA2 8DN

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Training

Training provider

PROVQ LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Provq

Contact

Julie Jones or Emma Powell 01743 762044 recruitment@provq.com

If you are successful you will be awarded:

Retailer Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • This will take approximately 24 months to complete. In total, across the Advanced Apprenticeship, you will attend 12 weeks of residential “off the job” training at the Toyota/Lexus Academy near Derby

Apprenticeship standard

Retailer

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

Simply visit the apprenticeshipfinder website, and click apply. Complete the registration form and assessments in full and to the best of your ability. Do not apply directly to the centre.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Sep 2021